Prime Minister Modi said,the state govts have to ensure that rural India remains free from #COVID19 crisis. PM added that slowly but surely,economic activities have begun to pick up in several parts of the country and in the coming days,this process will further gather steam
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to resume the passenger train services, which were stopped as part of preventive measures to contain the spread of #coronavirus in the country:
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during video conference with PM Narendra Modi today pitched for extension of the lockdown but with a carefully crafted strategy, backed by fiscal & economic empowerment of the states, to save lives and secure livelihood: Punjab CM’s Office.
Raised the need to test & test extensively to PM @NarendraModi Ji. We have increased our test capacity exponentially to around 2500 per day but that’s not enough to fight #COVID19. We need central labs located in Punjab & Chandigarh to be immediately directed to do testing. (2/4)
Regular train, air travel, & inter-state bus services should resume after consulting state governments. Wages for 200 days should be given under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA): Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel during video conference with PM Modi.
State governments should get the right to take decisions on handling of economic activities within their states. They should also get the responsibility to declare red, green & orange zones: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel during video conference with PM Modi over #COVID19
There is global recognition for India’s success in handling #COVID19Pandemic and Govt of India appreciates the efforts made by all state governments in this regard. Let us stay the course as we move forward together.
PM Modi’s 5th Virtual Meeting With CMs On COVID-19 Strategy
Mr Modi said, now there is reasonably clear indication as to the geographical spread of the pandemic in India, including the worst affected areas.
He added that over the past few weeks, officials have understood operating procedures in a time such as this, right up to the district level. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan among others were present on the occasion.
This was Prime Minister’s fifth video conference with the Chief Ministers since the announcement of nationwide lockdown in March this year. As the country enters into the last week of its third phase of lockdown, Mr. Modi’s meeting with the State Chief Ministers was considered to be very crucial in terms of finalizing the roadmap ahead.
Sources say that PM Modi while addressing Chief Ministers made his suggestions on key issues-
1- To start and continue the economic activities maintaining social distance as corona may continue for long. We will have to learn to live with it.
2-India has fought corona with great success with the support of all the states and we are much better than many countries in the world, but the danger of infection still continues especially in villages now which has to be checked.
3-Maintaining 2 yards distance is very important.
4-Today we will discuss and finalise the strategy together. I want your suggestion.
5-Every state has cooperated in handling Corona and every CM is equally important for me.
The Prime Minister is seeking feedback from all the Chief Ministers before phase 3 of lockdown ends on May 17.